Bono, Pharrell Williams Join 'Sing 2'
Sing 2 is adding some A-list musical talent to its lineup.
Bono, Pharrell Williams and Halsey are joining the animated sequel, along with Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.
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They join a returning voice cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly and Nick Kroll.
Sing 2, which set to open in theaters Dec. 22, 2021, via Universal, follows Buster Moon (McConaughey) and his cast of underdogs as they push their talents beyond their local theater, hoping for a shot to perform at the most prestigious venue in the entertainment capital of the world: The Crystal Tower Theater.
Cannavale will play wolf Jimmy Crystal, an egotistical entertainment mogul who sends Buster and his gang on a journey to coax the world’s most reclusive rock legend, lion Clay Calloway (Bono), out of self-imposed seclusion after the death of his wife and persuade him to perform.
Williams will play Alfonso, a kind elephant ice-cream-truck owner who becomes the first crush of shy elephant Meena (Kelly). Halsey voices Jimmy Crystal’s teenage daughter, Porsche, while Wright plays a streetwise feline dancer, Andre voices a self-important yak and Chelsea Peretti voices Jimmy Crystal’s haughty canine assistant and talent scout.
2016's Sing— a jukebox musical that features pop songs like "Crazy in Love" and "True Colors"— was a massive hit, earning more than $600 million at the global box office.
Garth Jennings wrote and is directing the sequel, which is produced by Illumination founder and ceo Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
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